Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Tunnel route
from Irun
to Santo Domingo de la Calzada

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Day 1 - Irun to Hernani

Pleasant start to your Camino, At just under 25k a nice way of breaking into it. You start off on minor roads but soon get onto good (If sometimes muddy) paths, Slightly undulating but not overtaxing. Good choice of lunch stops as well as good accommodation available in Hernani.

New Refugio in Irun, Lucas de Berroa 18, Bunk Room

Entrance to New Refugio in Irun

The Start of the Camino, Plaza San Juan, with the Casa Consistorial

Good weather (Buen) predicted by the barometer on the Casa Consistorial

The first yellow arrow on Calle Olaberria leaving Irun

Nice quiet road after leaving Irun

New signing on quiet road after leaving Irun

Left turn signed to Oiartzun 4.4k

Bar at Gurrutze (Closed when we passed)

New left just turn after ) Bar at Gurrutze signed to Oiartzun 2.1k

After Gurrutze, Road turns into pleasant path

Rejoining original route as described in Confraternity guide book

The route into Oiartzun

Oiartzun, Old Pilgrims Hospital in front of The Church of San Esteban

Oiartzun, The Biblioteka (Library) which used to be the Pilgrims Hospital

Route out of Oiartzun

Road turns to path, approximately 2k after Oiartzun

The Pleasant “Way” approximately 3k after Oiartzun

Good way-marking. approximately 5k after Oiartzun

Very Muddy “Way” heading towards Frantzesillaga

Through the woods before Frantzesillaga

The steep decent after the New bar (Not mentioned in guide book) at Frantzesillaga

After Frantzesillaga, heading up towards The Ermita de Santiago

Front Door of The Ermita de Santiago

First glimpse of Hernani

Peregrino approaching Astigaarraga

Good signing in Astigaarraga (Suburb of Hernani)

Pension Zinko Enea, where we intended to stay in Hernani but it was closed !!

Pension Txoko where we did stay in Hernani

New pavement signing through Hennani

Church doorway on Plaza Mayor, Hernani

The route goes through this archway leaving on Plaza Mayor, Hernani

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